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Robert DykesSep. 06, 2014 - 04:48PM JST
Agreed with above comment. My wife and I only have 1 bicycle, one kei, and one motorcycle. We can't afford a white plate. I used to have one and we just could not afford it anymore. It would sure would be nice to afford the more expensive car payments, insurance, car tax, and shaken. With the motorcycle i understand and except the increased danger, with the kei we simply can't afford to upgrade.
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Robert DykesApr. 01, 2014 - 09:58AM JST
I get paid pennies. Its okay. I get 4 months off paid vacation every year. Needless to say I cut my own hair.
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Robert DykesFeb. 25, 2014 - 08:45AM JST
Seriously racist! Usually I don't let "racism"'in Japan bother me too much because most of the times it's just because of ignorance from living in a box your whole life. But this! This bugs me. I don't know you about you, but I saw a ton of those prank photos online. NONE were gaijin. But HERE all, save maybe the one in the middle are obviously gaijin.
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Robert DykesJun. 27, 2013 - 05:06PM JST
This is really funny. but I actually agree with him. but you cant fight the nature of language.
Robert DykesJun. 21, 2013 - 10:25AM JST
"coffee in moderation". DRINK UP! it is a MYTH that coffee is bad for your stomach or your heart. Coffee has TONS of anti oxidants MORE than green tea. and caffeine is GREAT for you! The average person can have 600mg of caffeine a day and not worry at all. That is 6 CUPS of strong black coffee worth. It is the cream and sugar that bad for you.
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Robert DykesJun. 12, 2013 - 08:54AM JST
well.... salt and vinegar may be best with "chips"
but with french fries is always best with ktechup
and if you are eating frites ( pommes de terre frites) then they are often best with mayonnaise
and if you are eating papas fritas then a spicy tomato sauce is best.
OF COURSE they are all the same thing and is dependent on where you are from.
BTW, the BEST french I have ever had are from local kaiten sushi place.
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Robert DykesJun. 12, 2013 - 08:48AM JST
JUST an FYI: What a politicain does for the good of their country, self gain, or for their party often has NOTHING to do with their personal views.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was AGAINST legalizing gay marriage in Calofirina even though he was for gay marriage. He married two gay coleouges in his office while he was governor.
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Robert DykesJun. 11, 2013 - 10:21PM JST
"This is Sony's last shot - if the screw it up, they're gone. " this isnrt really true at all.
At the very moment Sony is looking at the possibility of dividing up the company. Entertainment (including PlayStation) separate from Electronics devison. Sony PlayStation, Sony music, and Sony movies are making cash. Electronics is not.
So if they separate the company... then this "last shot" you are talking about is non existent. Sony is worth BILLIONS. their company has only been loosing millions for the past ten years, a small percentage and they posted a profit this year... not to mention they sold BILLIONS in relastate holdings, basically giving them LOTS of room to meanrevue. Sony is no danger whatsoever. They have already won the next console war (and this coming from a xbox 360 fan) and even if they dont, Sony will be just fine.
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Robert DykesJun. 08, 2013 - 12:02PM JST
Don't worry about drunk driving! I mean.... Japan has MORE per capita drunk driving deaths than the USA. strange because they have ZERO alcohol driving limit, overall MUCH lower speed limits. What does that tell you. MORE drunk drivers on the road. no seatbelts. etc etc etc.
BUT if you are epileptic, about .0000001% of the population. YOU BETTER WATCH OUT. the j-gov is out to get ya!
Robert DykesJun. 07, 2013 - 07:52AM JST
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Robert DykesJun. 04, 2013 - 09:26AM JST
NO its not okay.
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Robert DykesJun. 04, 2013 - 09:25AM JST
"No Country for Poor People." nice. I think I am the only one who got this joke
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Robert DykesJun. 01, 2013 - 08:52AM JST
great. the ps4 is going to 100,000 yen when it comes this xmas.
"Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc".... Japan is one of thier biggest markets. 4,000,000 yen for a bike. What a JOKE!
No really. The average cost of a used Harley in Japan is around 1,000,0000 to 2,000,000 yen!
Japanese men want that AMERICAN bike feel. Too bad they are made in Mexico and China.
BTW I paid 200,000 for my bike and it has been to 46 prefectures so far. 200 times that price for a bike that isn't even very good, or even BETTER is just plain stupid.
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Robert DykesJun. 01, 2013 - 08:46AM JST
only $100 Trillion behind other industrialized nations donations to charity. BUT its a START! Great job!
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Robert DykesMay. 31, 2013 - 07:59AM JST
Interpretate this comment however you like: but I think this drawing is indicative of most Japanese modern art forms, ie pop media.
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Robert DykesMay. 30, 2013 - 09:35PM JST
Here is the funniest thing of all. Everyone who wants to smoke weed in North America, regardless of its legality, SMOKES IT ANYWAY!!!!
Guess who foots the bill when some one goes to jail for smoking weed. YOU DO!
Robert DykesMay. 30, 2013 - 01:22PM JST
"There is no flag large enough to hide the shame of a man in cuff" system of a down.
Per capita, by far, with out question the USA has more people incarnation than any other nation on the planet.
60 to 75% of those are drug convictions!!! 32 millions Americans have served jail time because of drugs! 32 million!!!!!!! The war on drugs is an overwhelming success isn't it? I mean... All 32 miion people are cured right? We're offered drug treatment too. Of course.
Robert DykesMay. 30, 2013 - 09:02AM JST
"Japan has smoked weed FAR longer than the USA has even been a country. The emperor has special ceremonial robes made out hemp that they still use today!!!
How is that proof it was smoked?"
The robes are not proof that is has smoked weed. I never said the robes were. But hemp and weed tend to go hand and hand since they are the same plant. read a histroy book. There is info out there about Japan smoking weed for a long time.
Robert DykesMay. 29, 2013 - 03:21PM JST
Gerard Butler is a one hit one wonder. Only 1 great movie in his entire career. 300. Rock N Rolla is the only other worth mentioning. Just like Sam Worthington. Stole the show in Terminator Savlation. Was decent in Avatar, and horrible in everything else. They are two actors that show so much promise but end up being terrible in terrible movies.
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Robert DykesMay. 28, 2013 - 03:42PM JST
"It will never happen there in Japan. Thank goodness." silly silly people think the silliest things! Japan has smoked weed FAR longer than the USA has even been a country. The emperor has special ceremonial robes made out hemp that they still use today!!! Never say never. Most drugs were outlawed for good reason. Things like Alchol and weed that have been outlawed were outlawed because of politics and/or because of money!
Do a little research for once in your life! Would you agree that drunk driving deaths are are a horrible pointless and avoidable thing in any society? I do. I sure hope you do. Did you know in the cites in the USA that have decriminalized weed they decided to do a little research and start looking at drinking DUI driving statistics. GUESS WHAT? overall beer consumption went down. Not really that surprising. Pick your poison. Some people choose weed. BUT DUI deaths (driving under the influences on ANY drug) went down DRAMATICALLY! so legalizing weed has ALREADY been shown to save lives.
here is one of many articles stating as much. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/30/legalized-marijuana-lower-traffic-deathsn1176856.html.
per capitia Japan actually has MORE drunk driving deaths. (look it up!!!) AND a really high suicide rate. Weed has been clinically proven to help lonely people feel less alone. It counteracts the chemicals in the brain that make you feel lonely. This proven FACT. Imagine how many deaths a little weed could save in Japan. Not mention how much pain it could re-leave. There are plenty of popele who have horrible pain problems here. Would you rather see japan perscibe start pesribing opiate pain killers like the the UK and USA and Canada does, or perscribe weed for manageable pain. Weed has been shown to sooth pain that even the strongest, most addictive , most dangerous opiates can not.
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